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The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

By: Mark C Lenzi

CSW, CSS, CWAS, FWS, IWS*

 

07-23-2018

 

Liquor Industry Week In Review

The Wonderful World Of Wine (WWW)

This Weeks Highlights:

New Products

 

Why Do Some People Hate the Taste of Beer?

 

12 States Where It’s Legal to Drink in Public

 

All the wine and booze-infused frozen treats to try this summer

 

AND MORE!

 

WINE SOAKED DISHES: WATERMELON & PINOT GRANITAS!

Fruit and Pinot Noir Drink YUMM

https://www.thebacklabel.com/wine-soaked-dishes-watermelon-pinot-granitas/?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-sunday-7-8-18&mc_cid=66eedafe84&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.W0S4ta2ZN8c

 

Ten million bottles French rosé wine turns out to be cheap Spanish plonk

Lovers of rosé wine will have cause to study the labels on the bottles lined up on French supermarket shelves a little more carefully this summer.

That’s because millions of bottles of Spanish wine are hidden among the vast array of French rosé wines being sold, according to France’s consumer fraud authority the DGCCRF.

https://www.thelocal.fr/20180709/ten-million-bottles-of-spanish-ros-wine-sold-off-as-french

Pairing wine with music is far, far more complicated than you’d ever guess

The right music can cause us to eat and drink more by encouraging us to linger longer

https://globalnews.ca/news/4314062/pairing-wine-with-music-alan-cross/

Unoaked American Chardonnay Deserves Your Respect

Despite being California’s most widely planted wine grape, with 94,532 acres in 2016, many Americans are Chardonnay haters.

https://vinepair.com/articles/best-american-unoaked-chardonnay/

In Lodi, the ‘Zinfandel Capital of the World,’ Cab is king

If asked what wine grape leads the Lodi American Viticultural Area in tons crushed per year, Zinfandel might immediately come to mind.

http://www.recordnet.com/news/20180708/in-lodi-zinfandel-capital-of-world-cab-is-king

An Unlikely Candidate for a Farm-to-Table Makeover? Flavored Vodka

If consumers are skeptical about flavored vodka, then I view it as an opportunity to change their perception by talking to them about what flavored vodka can be when done right.

https://vinepair.com/articles/all-natural-flavored-vodka-deep-eddy/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=4de35903ec-Jul_09_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-4de35903ec-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-4de35903ec-38937345&mc_cid=4de35903ec&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Three Social Media No-Nos For Wine Producers

The U.S. wine market is still tightly regulated by the so-called Tied House rules, which have been in place since the repeal of Prohibition in 1933.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizazimmerman/2018/07/09/three-wine-social-media-no-nos/#6c68bf28744d

Thoughts Champagne/Sparkling Wine Glass 

There are so many technical problems out there as it relates to design and function or even price point right now in 2018.

https://jamesthewineguy.wordpress.com/2018/07/08/thoughts-champagne-sparkling-wine-glass-james-melendez/

9 Ways to Upsell Wine

Sommeliers give advice on moving higher-end bottles, half glasses, and more—to boost bottom lines

https://daily.sevenfifty.com/9-ways-to-upsell-wine/

Massachusetts: No THC with ABV: Commission Blocks Marijuana in Alcoholic Beverages

The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission of Massachusetts (ABCC) recently issued an advisory regarding the use of marijuana in alcoholic beverages

http://files.constantcontact.com/cb479599001/570f8016-bdb2-41bd-b31e-3b8e1b4f0c2c.pdf

Bill adding third gender choice for licenses, IDs nears passage

A bill directing the Registry of Motor Vehicles to let people choose “X” for a gender instead of male or female passed the Senate nearly unanimously and could bring the change to state-issued IDs as soon as November.

http://files.constantcontact.com/cb479599001/93082eef-af0e-4c92-86ac-fd7374ca9be0.pdf

A Wine Stopper That Does Double Duty

Rabbit’s new stopper also removes foil from a bottle of wine.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/dining/drinks/rabbit-wine-stopper.html

IS IT COOL TO DRINK CHILLED RED WINE?

The question becomes: when? and what?

https://www.thebacklabel.com/is-it-cool-to-drink-cooled-red-wine/?mc_cid=dc2b5276e2&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.WzqI6thKjBI?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-tuesday-7-10-18

This Beer Was Developed For Breast Cancer Patients

A Czech brewery’s Mamma Beer is alcohol free and slightly sweet to help overcome the metallic taste of “chemo mouth”
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/beer-was-developed-breast-cancer-patients-180969571/#2SzpwyEA3itZr4Yh.99

THESE ARE THE MOST POPULAR BEERS IN THE UNITED STATES

Overall beer consumption in the United States may have dropped again in 2017, but Americans still threw back 208 million barrels of beer.

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/most-popular-beers-in-america

WHY DO WINE GLASSES HAVE STEMS?

The stem of a wine glass isn’t there simply to make the glass look prettier or make it easier to break.

https://vinepair.com/articles/why-wine-glasses-have-stems/

Why Does Alcohol Give You Diarrhea?

There are reasons why booze can cause loose stools – and dietitian-approved ways to avoid them.

https://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/articles/2018-07-09/why-does-alcohol-give-you-diarrhea

Baby Mouse Wine

Like the name suggests, this is a rice wine containing baby mice. Best prepare, this explanation isn’t for the faint of heart. Baby mice are taken soon after being born, and dropped, alive, into a bottle of rice wine.

http://bevlog.bevlaw.com/alcohol-beverages-generally/baby-mouse-wine

New Jager

Jägermeister has launched a new “Mini Meister” single-serve package. The 20-ml. bottles are targeted toward on-the-go occasions and tout the ability to chill faster than a traditional 750-ml. format. Currently rolling out nationwide at grocery, liquor, drug, and convenience stores, the Mini Meisters are available as part of a 10-pack that retails at $10. The Mini Meister launch follows Jägermeister’s debut of Jägermeister Manifest—a super-premium offshoot retailing at $60 a 750-ml.—earlier this year. Jägermeister sold 1.7 million cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank.

Johnnie Walker debuts ‘behind the scenes’ film

Diageo has launched a new short film on the production and heritage of blended Scotch brand Johnnie Walker.

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/07/johnnie-walker-debuts-behind-the-scenes-film/

A French Investigation Reveals How To Tell Where Your Wine Really Came From

There is a global movement to ensure that a wine’s birthplace is clearly labeled on the bottle

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2018/07/10/a-french-investigation-reveals-how-to-tell-where-your-wine-really-came-from/#38f7217861cc

Favorite Wine Grapes May Need Genetic Help

Wine book author Kevin Begos explains that just a few varieties of wine grapes dominate the industry, which leaves them vulnerable to potentially catastrophic disease outbreaks. PODCAST

https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/favorite-wine-grapes-may-need-genetic-help/

Jura in-depth and wines not to miss

Tucked between Burgundy and the Swiss border, this small area in eastern France is a missing piece of the puzzle for many wine lovers.


https://www.decanter.com/premium/regional-profile-jura-wines-396704/#w2fsxHVWKrCca6F2.99

How color and shape influence wine sales

Wine is such a tradition-ridden beverage that toying with convention can be seen as anathema to “serious” wine lovers. So pastel-colored wines are instantly seen as gimmicks.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/8508359-181/berger-on-wine-the-many

Six Beer Trends Dominating the Sudsy Scene

It’s the age of independent craft brewers. Their hyperlocal brews, back-to-basics production techniques and popular styles, like sours and New England IPAs, are proving that these trends are here to stay.

https://www.winemag.com/2018/07/10/beer-trends-2/

TOP 10 INVENTIVE DESIGNS IN WINE PACKAGING

In the world of wine, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd. But as this collection proves, it is still possible to reinvent the wheel (or bottle) and push the boundaries of design in innovative and inventive ways.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/top-10-inventive-designs-in-wine-packaging/

 

All the wine and booze-infused frozen treats to try this summer

From wine ice cream to cocktail freezer pops there are so many adult-only treats to try this summer!

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Food/wine-booze-infused-frozen-treats-summer/story?id=56457831

 

How to Taste Wine Like a Pro

Ever feel like the pros at wine tastings are speaking their own secret language? In a way, they are. Learn the ins and outs of “tasting grids,” which set the standard for how we evaluate wines and the words we use to talk about them.

An elegant surrounding and well prepared tasting environment sets the scene for an enjoyable tasting of this years vintafge

https://www.winemag.com/2018/07/10/wine-tasting-grids/

 

Apparently 35 Percent Of People Think It’s Totally Fine To Drink During Pregnancy

But really…is that a good idea?

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/a22002424/cameron-hughes-wine-pregnancy-survey/

SEAGRAM’S 7 CROWN: THEN AND NOW

An iconic brand still alive and kicking

http://www.boozebusiness.com/seagrams-7-crown-then-and-now

Beer Bottles Use Facial Recognition To Talk Back To Consumers

Black Red Ale Beer launched an AR and NFC-enhanced bottle that can generate customized conversations tailored to drinkers’ moods and communicate with them based on their facial expressions, reinventing the timeless beer bottle as an interactive experience of its own

https://www.psfk.com/2018/07/beer-augmented-reality-black-red-ale-nfc.html

What’s In Your Wine?

Barring a small handful of exceptions, wine producers are not required to list ingredients or additives on their labels. If they were, some labels could be as long and difficult to pronounce as those slapped on processed foods; there are roughly 76 wine additives and treatment materials approved for use by the FDA.

http://goodtimes.sc/columns/wellness/whats-in-your-wine/

Liquor coupon add-on yanked

Speliotis offers, then withdraws, bid to legalize discounts In MA

http://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/liquor-coupon-add-on-yanked/article_e0eeddf3-1501-57e6-afe0-6320a7730186.html

This wall-mounted wine opener uncorks wine in one pull

Great Wall Mounted Gadget!

http://www.thisisinsider.com/wall-mounted-wine-opener-2018-7

10 cheap wines that will fool your friends into thinking you bought an expensive bottle

If you’re trying to drink high-quality stuff on a reasonable budget, it’s easy to feel like you’re fighting a losing battle.

http://www.thisisinsider.com/best-cheap-wines-2018-7

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE—DRINK YOUR WINE ON THE ROCKS

The arguments against putting ice cubes in a glass of wine are sound enough.

https://quartzy.qz.com/1325650/you-should-drink-your-wine-on-ice/

An Expert’s Guide to Pairing Wine with Your Favorite Pizza

Wine and pizza are a classic combination, whether enjoyed dining out or at home in the bath

https://www.thedailymeal.com/drink/expert-s-guide-pairing-wine-your-favorite-pizza

YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WINES FROM CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN INDIGENOUS GRAPES

Vines grown in the very soils and microclimates where they’ve evolved produce grapes that are endlessly expressive — often much more so than international transplants would be in the same location.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-guide-central-eastern-europe/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=e745a0429b-Jul_12_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-e745a0429b-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-e745a0429b-38937345&mc_cid=e745a0429b&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

 

WINE SOAKED DISHES: LIMONCELLO & THYME ICE CREAM SANDWICHES!

Summer will never be the same- make these Limoncello and Thyme Shortbread Ice Cream Sandwiches or regret it forever.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/wine-soaked-dishes-2/?mc_cid=d647588f1f&mc_eid=307f1bbe08#.W0KUTthKjBI?utm_campaign=engagement&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=newsletter-thursday-7-12-18

 

PAIRING: BEER AND BUFFALO WINGS

No matter how you take them, there’s a beer style that pairs perfectly with your favorite wing sauces and seasonings. Just don’t forget the napkins.

http://allaboutbeer.com/pairing-beer-buffalo-wings/?utm_source=Daily+Brew&utm_campaign=121ac52a70-The+Daily+Brew%3A+January+11%2C+2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_935b7e0b70-121ac52a70-36686829

 

12 States Where It’s Legal to Drink in Public (And What to Drink There)

There’s an old joke about it being legal to drink publicly in New York City, so long as you’re willing to pay the “cover charge.” The cover charge, of course, being the $25 fine you’ll incur if caught.

https://oct.co/essays/12-states-where-its-legal-drink-public?utm_source=oct_nl_

 

Low alcohol wine still losing out to mocktails and beer

Perceptions around low quality and taste are two of the key reasons consumers aren’t looking to the wine category

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/23777/Low_alcohol_wine_still_losing_out_to_mocktails_and_beer.html

 

The Effects of Wine Bottle Closure Type on Perceived Wine Quality: An Expected Result Plus a Somewhat Surprising One

Though much is known about the technical differences between wine bottle closures, very few studies in the academic literature have looked at closure type from the consumer perspective, namely consumer associations between closure type and wine quality characteristics.

http://www.academicwino.com/2018/07/bottle-closure-wine-quality.html/

 

Seeking Truth About the Many Longstanding Wine Myths

Myths or facts? Here are three wine “truths” that have been questioned by readers

https://www.theexaminernews.com/seeking-truth-about-the-many-longstanding-wine-myths/

 

Bubbly Crémant D’Alsace Has More Variety Than You Think

Lovers of sparkling wine may be familiar with the term “Crémant,” a type of wine lauded over the past five to ten years for being a budget-friendly alternative to Champagne.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/courtneyschiessl/2018/07/12/french-cremant-alsace-sparkling-wine/#2a18bcc1a95b

 

CONTAMINATION BY INFECTED MICE CAUSED TULAREMIA OUTBREAK AT GERMAN WINERY

An investigation published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that grapes pressed with infected mice were behind the tularemia outbreak which caused several grape harvesters to fall ill at a vineyard in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/07/contamination-by-infected-mice-caused-tularemia-outbreak-at-german-winery/

 

The Best Beer Glasses, According to Someone Who Drinks a Lot of Beer

Stemmed, easy-drinking, and absolutely beautiful. This glass makes beer taste and smell better.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/best-beer-glasses-teku

 

Wine Is Full of Healthy Polyphenols. But What’s a Polyphenol?

These antioxidants set wine apart from other alcoholic beverages. Here’s what they mean for your health

This photo was shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Understanding-Wine-Polyphenols-Health-Benefits

 

Modern humans relish “dangerous” bitter flavours’

Andrew Jefford explores the perception of bitter flavours in wine.


https://www.decanter.com/magazine/comment-modern-humans-relish-dangerous-bitter-wine-flavours-396775/#5hBY3ldy9dh4u0JE.99

THE MOST ICONIC DRINK IN EVERY STATE

Ours is a country of enormous geographic breadth and diversity, and so, unsurprisingly, drinking preferences vary by state.

https://vinepair.com/articles/map-iconic-drink-every-state/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c0b5465ee3-July_13_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c0b5465ee3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c0b5465ee3-38937345&mc_cid=c0b5465ee3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

WHAT’S THE BEST BEER TO PAIR WITH YOUR BARBECUE?

There’s something especially appealing, though, about drinking a cold beer with a plate of ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and the collards or cornbread that rightly accompany them.

https://vinepair.com/articles/12-pitmasters-best-beer-bbq-pairings/?utm_source=The+Drop+by+VinePair&utm_campaign=c0b5465ee3-July_13_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b653fb8c99-c0b5465ee3-38937345&goal=0_b653fb8c99-c0b5465ee3-38937345&mc_cid=c0b5465ee3&mc_eid=d42ed911dc

Most Common Mistakes

Dining out and hoping to impress? These 7 wine pros share the biggest wine blunders they see from diners—and how to avoid them

https://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/Sommelier-Talk-Roundtable-Most-Common-Wine-Mistakes

Vermouth is a wine, not a spirit — here’s everything people get wrong about it, and how to drink it

Whether you’re a martini lover or you’ve recently discovered the joys of the negroni, chances are you’ve come across vermouth at some point in your life — but do you have any idea what it is?

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-vermouth-how-to-buy-store-and-drink-the-fortified-wine-2018-7

THE 33 HOTTEST IPAS IN AMERICA RIGHT NOW

We’ve divided the country into four sections and selected our favorite experts for each.

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/best-ipas-in-america

Why Do Some People Hate the Taste of Beer?

If the thought of sipping a beer is gag-inducing, you’re not alone. But even if you’re in good company, it begs the question: Why do some people hate the taste of beer?

https://www.livescience.com/63039-why-hate-bitter-beer-taste.html

Kevin O’Leary Tips for Picking a Bottle of Wine

In America, 97 percent of wine is sold for under $14.95 a bottle.

https://www.etftrends.com/kevin-o-leary-tips-picking-bottle-wine/

 

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